1998 British motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 5 July 1998 at Donington Park.

United Kingdom  1998 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Donington as of 2006.svg
Date5 July 1998
Official nameBritish Grand Prix[1][2]
LocationDonington Park
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.023 km (2.500 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider New Zealand Simon Crafar
Time 1:32.128
Fastest lap
Rider New Zealand Simon Crafar
Time 1:32.661 on lap 14
Podium
First New Zealand Simon Crafar
Second Australia Mick Doohan
Third Japan Norick Abe
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:34.085
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Loris Capirossi
Time 1:34.188 on lap 26
Podium
First Italy Loris Capirossi
Second Japan Tetsuya Harada
Third Italy Stefano Perugini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:39.294
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Kazuto Sakata
Time 1:39.465 on lap 7
Podium
First Japan Kazuto Sakata
Second Italy Mirko Giansanti
Third Japan Youichi Ui

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 46:45.662 1 25
2 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 30 +11.530 2 20
3 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 30 +17.924 4 16
4 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 30 +22.933 5 13
5 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 30 +23.430 7 11
6 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 30 +35.214 3 10
7 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 30 +53.997 8 9
8 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 30 +1:08.211 9 8
9 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 30 +1:39.256 12 7
10 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 29 +1 lap 13 6
11 26   Bernard Garcia Tecmas Honda Elf Honda 29 +1 lap 16 5
12 68   John McGuinness Team Vimto Honda / Paul Bird Honda 29 +1 lap 17 4
13 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 29 +1 lap 11 3
14 72   Fernando Cristóbal Shell Advance Racing Honda 29 +1 lap 18 2
15 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 28 +2 laps 19 1
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 27 Retirement 6
Ret 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 20 Accident 10
Ret 77   Eskil Suter MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 11 Retirement 14
Ret 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 9 Retirement 15
DNS 14   Juan Borja Movistar Honda Pons Honda Did not start
WD 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda Withdrew
Sources: [3][4][5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 27 42:55.085 1 25
2 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 27 +5.682 3 20
3 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 27 +38.003 5 16
4 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 27 +38.349 4 13
5 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 27 +38.461 7 11
6 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 27 +39.084 10 10
7 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 27 +51.804 11 9
8 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 27 +58.946 8 8
9 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 27 +1:18.487 14 7
10 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 27 +1:19.532 12 6
11 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 27 +1:24.101 13 5
12 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 27 +1:25.956 21 4
13 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki 27 +1:26.887 15 3
14 20   William Costes Honda 27 +1:29.510 16 2
15 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama ERP Honda 27 +1:35.487 17 1
16 33   Jamie Robinson Yamaha 27 +1:38.052 18
17 68   Julien Allemand Honda 26 +1 lap 22
18 83   Shane Norval Honda 26 +1 lap 25
Ret 40   Gary May Aprilia 24 Retirement 23
Ret 82   Woolsey Coulter Honda 11 Retirement 19
Ret 80   Paul Jones Aprilia 11 Accident 24
Ret 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 4 Accident 9
Ret 47   Ivan Clementi Yamaha 4 Retirement 20
Ret 81   Callum Ramsay Honda 3 Retirement 26
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 2 Accident 2
DNS 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 0 Not finished warm-up lap 6
DNS 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda Did not start
DNS 14   Davide Bulega ERP Honda Did not start
Source: [6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 26 43:48.777 1 25
2 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 26 +0.431 5 20
3 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 26 +4.600 2 16
4 13   Marco Melandri Honda 26 +5.197 6 13
5 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 26 +5.598 10 11
6 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 26 +6.517 13 10
7 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 26 +20.153 11 9
8 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 26 +22.334 7 8
9 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 26 +31.971 12 7
10 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 26 +37.432 18 6
11 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 26 +39.361 17 5
12 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 26 +39.559 14 4
13 14   Federico Cerroni Aprilia 26 +43.031 22 3
14 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 26 +43.714 21 2
15 52   Hiroyuki Kikuchi Honda 26 +44.370 16 1
16 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 26 +44.476 19
17 80   Leon Haslam Honda 26 +1:21.216 28
18 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 26 +1:24.783 23
Ret 81   Chris Palmer Honda 22 Retirement 27
Ret 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 20 Accident 8
Ret 82   John Pearson Honda 14 Retirement 26
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 10 Retirement 9
Ret 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 8 Accident 3
Ret 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 6 Accident 24
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 5 Accident 25
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 4 Accident 4
Ret 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 1 Retirement 15
Ret 20   Masao Azuma Honda 1 Retirement 20
Ret 83   David Mateer Honda 0 Retirement 29
Source: [7]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round eight has concluded.[8]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 British MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Donington Park - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "1998 British MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "British Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 July 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · BRITISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ "British Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 July 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "British Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 July 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 20 August 2019.


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